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Large scale Corporate farming.

Agribusiness

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Similar to coniferous forest. Found in the high latitude mountain environments.

Boreal forest

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Concept of locations and how they are linked through transportation and communication infrastructure

Connectivity

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The process in which immigrants are culturally absorbed into the larger host society

Cultural assimilation

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Suburban node that features a mixture of retailing industrial parts and office complexes.

Edge city

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A cultural identity held by a group of people. Includes heritage, language, culture, and religion

Ethnicity

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A process of urban revitalization of neighborhoods

Gentrification

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The group of the 8 most powerful countries in the world in terms of economics and politics. U.S. Canada Japan Russia China Germany France and the UK

G8

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A large urban area formed with a large group of cities. Found in NE seaboard of US

Megalopolis

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A pattern of migration where people move from large cities and suburbs to rural areas and small towns

Nonmetropolitan growth

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North America free trade agreement. U.S. Canada and Mexico are in it.

NAFTA

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Business practice where businesses go from high manufacturing cost to low manufacturing cost

Outsourcing.

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Development when a service sector generates more wealth than manufacturing sector. A decline in industry

Postindustrial economy

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A hybrid combination of Spanish and English

Spanglish

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Sulfur and nitrogen oxide. From precipitation. Caused by industrial and auto emissions

Acid rain

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When you procure a crop for just you and your family. You're not selling it

sustainable agriculture

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Political system in which power is centralized in the national level

Unitary state

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Process in which cities spread out over large geographic areas

Urban decentralization

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When you're in a metropolitan area and the temperature is warmer than it is around surrounding areas due to human activities

Urban heat island

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Organization of the world that supervises international trade

WTO world trade organization